Phish Will Appear On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tonight

first_imgUpdate 4:30 PM 10/4/16 – Phish has confirmed that they will be playing a song from Big Boat in their social media update on this news. See below:Gear up, Phish fans; the promotional circuit for Big Boat is upon us. With the band officially releasing the new album this Friday, they have announced that they will stop by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, October 10th. The appearance comes a mere four days before the band hits Charleston, SC to kick off their fall tour.We’re excited for Phish on The Tonight Show, and so is the show’s crew! Check out Phish’s last appearance on the show, when they performed the self-titled track from their 2014 album Fuego, as well as a video of the Tonight Show crew going wild for the Phish from courtesy of YouTube user Dennis Phillipsvideo courtesy of YouTube user tictacbklast_img read more

Genius Producer Remixes Beastie Boys Tracks With Only Daft Punk Samples [Listen]

first_imgIt’s true, Beastie Boys and Daft Punk really do belong together. That’s what Daft Science is all about, as Canadian producer Coins has put together an eight-track album of Beastie Boys remixes using only samples from Daft Punk. Coins was able to strip down Daft Punk songs and use those elements to accentuate famed Beastie Boys tracks, like “Check It Out” and “No Sleep Til Brooklyn.”Though the album was released a couple years ago, it recently picked up a following of intrigued and impressed listeners on the Daft Punk Reddit page. Now that Daft Science is starting to go viral, we wanted to share this great creation with you! It’s also free to download and stream, so get ready to get funky.Listen to the Beastie Boys/Daft Punk remix album Daft Science by Coins, streaming below.<a href=””>Daft Science by Coins</a>[H/T Dancing Astronaut]last_img read more

Local food co-op helps relieve ‘food desert’

first_imgIn the spring of 2011, now-senior Erin Wright helped launch a South Bend food co-op for a community-based research course, and the quality of both the produce and neighborhood interaction has kept her going back ever since. The Monroe Park Food Co-op in downtown South Bend welcomes students and residents of any income level to purchase nutritious, low-cost fruits, vegetables and other staple food items. “I really like the personal interaction with the people that work there and its members,” Wright said. “And it’s really affordable, high-quality fruits and vegetables that I probably wouldn’t buy otherwise.” Professor Margaret Pfeil, a theology professor and staff member at the Center for Social Concerns, said the idea for the co-op was developed during the spring of 2011 after the Catholic Worker community asked residents of Monroe Park where they purchased groceries. “There really is no accessible grocery store nearby that offers healthy food at affordable prices,” Pfeil said. “Lots of people said they either borrowed a car or got a ride from a friend to Wal-Mart.” Monroe Park qualifies as a food desert, Pfeil said, which is a neighborhood that is located more than one mile away from a full-service source of food. “There are smaller markets, but they don’t offer a great variety and are relatively expensive,” Pfeil said. “It would be a place you would go in a snowstorm to get milk or emergency provisions.” After asking the residents what food options they would like to see nearby, Pfeil said most of the community wanted easier access to fresh vegetables and produce. Pfeil, along with Wright and other students in the community-based theology course Pfeil was teaching at the time, began to explore options among local farmers. Most of the farmers agreed they would support the co-op, Pfeil said. “They were in need of market venues in the city,” she said. Since then, the Monroe Park Co-Op has expanded from one day of sales to three days, Thursday through Saturday. Pfeil said the organization currently has 200 members, who include students, average-income sponsor members and low-income members who volunteer time rather than money to the co-op. “Members are self-selected,” Pfeil said. “If people self-identify as low-income, they can choose a neighbor membership or resident of Michiana membership, and they volunteer at the co-op three hours per month.” The collaboration between the community of South Bend and Notre Dame students has been vital to the launch and growth of the co-op, Pfeil said. “I can’t say enough about the enthusiasm, energy and thoughtfulness from the students who have become involved in the co-op,” she said. “Students with interests in economic and theological issues involved with food security have all been able to find an interesting connection at the co-op.” Wright, who held a student membership for one year and has volunteered as a worker-member since, said the co-op provides her with a great opportunity to work with, rather than for, South Bend community members. “It’s not Notre Dame students doing something for the community, but it’s working together with community members to create something that serves everyone,” she said. “It’s very much a collaborative effort, nothing we could have just done on our own.” Other students at Notre Dame have become involved with different sections of the co-op’s food chain. Freshman Tony Zhong is currently enrolled in a community-based writing and Rhetoric course in which he volunteers at the farms that supply the co-op. Zhong said he has already enjoyed the experience immensely and plans to become more immersed in the world of the Monroe Park Co-Op, particularly with trying to publicize the co-op. “I want to have more people shop there and to encourage more Notre Dame students to volunteer there,” Zhong said. “The farms produce inexpensive, high-quality, organic food. And it’s cheaper than Martin’s.” Contact Mel Flanagan at         mflanag3@nd.edulast_img read more

Blending Generations

first_imgDuring the holidays, my thoughts always turn to the enjoyable times I had with my family and extended family. The memories are filled with tasty food, hilarious family stories and shared times together.I can clearly remember my aunt putting the finishing touches on the potato salad and cornbread muffins. We would engage in heart-to-heart talks with my grandmother. These memories are indelibly imprinted in my heart and stay long after the pressing demands of sought-after presents and colorful decorations fade away.Most of us yearn for these shared experiences and opportunities for connection, especially with loved ones from older generations whom we seldom see during our busy lives.Unfortunately, the chaos and stress of the season often overshadows our time for togetherness, and after the holidays, we are left with empty bank accounts, high-calorie hangovers and fatigue.So, if you want to create opportunities for better intergenerational connections this holiday season, take a break and consider these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension:Be sensitive to the special needs of older family members. While many older people are in great physical condition, some may have visual or hearing impairments, mobility challenges, chronic health conditions or memory loss that might limit participation in some activities.Turn off the television and eliminate background music to make it easier for everyone to understand conversations. Arrange furniture so the space is accessible for loved ones using canes or walkers.Sometimes younger family members don’t understand these health struggles, so it’s important to prepare children ahead of time by explaining these challenges to them.Plan generationally neutral activities. Activities such as board games, card games and food preparation bring people of all ages together and provide a setting where everyone can participate. Children as well as older adults love to help prepare family dinners. Both parties feel useful and productive. It also helps children to learn those coveted family recipes.Well-established board games, such as Sorry, Chutes and Ladders, and my favorite, Taboo, and familiar card games, such as Old Maid, Go Fish and Uno, allow all generations to join in, which can start entertaining conversations.Engage in the gift of music. Music transcends generations. I have a radio in the kitchen and have found my mother-in-law and my children often listen and sing along as we prepare dishes for the holiday feast.Occasionally, we have impromptu DJ battles. It is a joy to see my teenage son playing the classics we all enjoy.Set up a photo booth. Let’s face it, we live in a picture-centric society. You can easily set up your own photo booth with old hats, scarves and other inexpensive props. Younger family members can assist older members with uploading the pictures to social media or texting them to other family members.The holidays will be here and gone before we know it. Consider the possibilities. What kind of memories do you want to create this season?last_img read more

Battling Blotch

first_imgGeorgia farmers struggle to control bacterial fruit blotch (BFB), but University of Georgia plant pathologists have discovered that naturally occurring bacteria can combat the disease.The disease initially devastated watermelon crops in the 1980s. It has since been found on many other cucurbits, including cucumbers and pumpkins. BFB reduces fruit yield and seed quality as the pathogen comes from seeds and is transmitted by seeds. To date, there are no BFB-resistant plant varieties, and farmers must rely heavily on foliar-applied chemicals. With funding from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, graduate student in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Safira Sutton is studying the effectiveness of applying a Bacillus bacteria species to the stigmas of female flowers to slow the spread of BFB from seed to seedling. Past research shows BFB can infect watermelon seeds by penetrating the pistil of the female flower and settling in the seed’s endosperm.Sutton worked with UGA plant pathologist Ron Walcott to screen 300 potential bacteria. The research team selected three strains of Bacillus bacteria species based on their ability to reduce BFB seed-to-seedling transmission when applied as a seed treatment.In a watermelon field plot on the UGA Blackshank Farm in Tifton, Georgia, female watermelon flowers were hand-pollinated. The stigmas were inoculated separately with the three bacteria strains, and the flowers were allowed to develop into mature fruit. The watermelon seeds were stored at 4 degrees Celsius until all the melons were harvested. The seeds were then used to grow seedlings, which the UGA team tested for BFB.The UGA research showed the treatment reduced BFB by up to 53 percent in the resulting seeds. Seedlings produced from untreated flowers in the research trial had a BFB transmission rate of 80 percent.“This data suggests great potential for flower treatments with biocontrol agents to aid the management of bacterial fruit blotch,” said Sutton. “Results of this study provide an environmentally sound and sustainable approach for managing seed-borne plant diseases that may be of potential use for seed companies.”The UGA researchers believe this method could be incorporated with other sustainable management practices as part of an overall integrated disease management program.last_img read more

Major questions linger over profitability of oil, gas fracking in Permian basin

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 oil majors are scrambling to scale up their shale operations, and they are quickly becoming the most dominant producers in the shale sector, despite having arrived late to the party.The early days of shale drilling was done by small and medium-size drillers. Over the last few years, the oil majors like ExxonMobil and Chevron are taking on a much greater role in U.S. shale, particularly in the Permian basin. Chevron’s Permian production shot up to 377,000 bpd in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 172,000 bpd from a year earlier. The company’s production was up 70 percent on an annual basis.But even as Chevron boasted of achieving production growth in the Permian as well as transferring the lessons learned to other basins, there are still questions about the profitability of the company’s assets in West Texas. “In the Permian, we remain focused on returns. We’re not chasing our production target, nor are we altering our plans based on the price of the day,” Chevron’s CEO Michael Wirth told analysts on an earnings call.Chevron maintains that it will be cash flow positive in the Permian by 2020 and that the company would allocate much of additional cash flow to shareholder distributions. The company appears confident about the path that it is on in West Texas.But the health of the industry is in the eye of the beholder, in many ways. In response to Chevron’s financial results, some market analysts were not as impressed. “The Real Story is that the Fracking Sector has been and Continues to be a Financial Bust,” Kathy Hipple, Tom Sanzillo and Clark Williams-Derry wrote in a joint commentary for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the Sightline Institute. The analysts said that the industry continues to utter the same refrain that it has been for a long time: “Wait ‘til next year.” They are referring to Chevron’s promise to be cash flow positive in the Permian by 2020. “The oil and gas giant is now admitting that its enormous bets on the Permian Basin will continue to bleed red ink for the rest of 2019. Investors will have to wait for yet another year — at least — until Chevron’s Permian assets start to pay off,” they wrote.More: The Permian is a double-edged sword for oil majors Major questions linger over profitability of oil, gas fracking in Permian basinlast_img read more

Video Clips of the Week: Goal Zero, TGR, Smith Optics, and More!

first_imgThis week we’re giving you a look at some of the best outdoor videos making the web circuit. Take a look!Here’s the new Tiny House video from our friends at Goal Zero featuring skiers and Outdoor Research ambassadors Zach Giffin and Molly Baker.Here’s our gratuitous “bear relaxing in a hammock” in case you missed it!This is what happens when a trials bike champion goes road biking. Guess it’s not about the bike after all.And finally from Smith Optics’ Great Days series we take you to the Florida Keys! Can’t beat it!last_img read more

Dane Jackson’s Spring Cleaning

first_imgEvery year, East Tennessee native Dane Jackson returns home to organize a two-day river cleanup, promoting environmental responsibility and paddling.If you’re into whitewater, then you know Dane Jackson. The 24-year-old kayaking phenom is one of the winningest kayakers in the world, with over 80 first-place victories under his belt. While he spends most of the year traveling and competing, he makes time for an annual river cleanup every spring in his home state of Tennessee.“It really comes down to ignorance and laziness, because it just doesn’t make any sense to throw trash in a river. People come from all over to be around the Nolichucky and it looks bad on the locals. Trash can ruin someone’s experience on the water, which in turn affects tourism, guiding outfitters and local businesses.”This year, Jackson teamed up with local volunteers, USA Raft, Dirt Bag Paddlers, and the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts to clean up the Nolichucky River that flows through the Nolichucky Gorge. This is the second year in a row that he has organized the cleanup. Last year, Jackson, along with a team 12 of volunteers, removed over 50 bags of trash and tires from the River. Located in Unicoi County, the Nolichucky River is a popular whitewater destination for paddlers of all skill levels.Check out the video courtesy of Red Bull below:last_img read more

Home equity lending is alive and well — and millennials are leading the pack

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jesse Rivera Jesse Rivera is responsible for the profitable growth of the company including strategic partnerships, business development, and account management while ensuring excellence in operational fulfillment of all functions performed by … Web: Details Rising home values brought unexpected equity to homeowners in 2016, and they’re lining up in record numbers to reap the benefits. According to Black Knight Financial Services, there are 39.5 million homeowners with equity that is available for lending under current CLTV guidelines — representing $4.7 trillion. With interest rates on the rise, borrowers with low-interest mortgages are less likely to use refinancing as a means of tapping into equity, so an equity loan makes more sense. Ben Graboske, executive vice-president at Black Knight said, “The last time interest rates rose as much as they have over the past few months, we saw cash-out refinances decline by 50 percent.”Among those actively seeking equity funds are the Millennials (ages 18 – 34). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this age group is 83 million strong and now represents one fourth of our nation’s population.Although Millennials are entering the housing market at a slower pace than past generations, they represented 61% of the nation’s first-time homebuyers in 2016, says the National Association of Realtors.What does this mean for home equity lenders?  A recent survey conducted by TD Bank revealed that more than a third of Millennials are considering applying for a home equity line of credit in the next 18 months. The number one reason is home remodeling.Some believe this younger generation is entitled and lacking in responsible values, but a CEB Study revealed a much different story. It appears most Millennials are very serious about their financial future and more fiscally conservative than the Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers. The 2009 recession, high student debt and a sluggish job market for new college grads have contributed to a more cautious mindset within this group.The other thing to know about Millennials — they’re tech savvy. They manage their lives through the efficient use of technology and they have little tolerance for old-school paper shuffling. The lender who can deliver a quick turn-around equity loan will have their allegiance.Automation is key to maintaining a competitive edge in this technology driven market. Lenders who need 45 days to close an equity loan will fall short of consumers’ expectations. Centralized platforms that provide accurate data and ensure compliance with federal and local lending regulations can drastically reduce costs and the time required to process a loan.last_img read more

Let’s get a national breach notification requirement once and for all

first_img continue reading » If Watergate taught us anything it’s that the cover-up almost always ends up being worse than the crime. Apparently the wunderkind who run Google were apparently spending too much time programing to absorb this basic lesson of history. On Monday they announced in this incredibly cryptic blog that the personal information of hundreds of thousands of users had been compromised.So what Henry? Data breaches have become as common place as political rancor. What really is going to get Google in trouble is the cavalier way in which it decided to withhold information from the general public, correctly concluding, according to the Wall Street Journal that the legal liability it faced for disclosing the breach was more than outweighed by the PR hit it would take. Ironically, its actions underscore precisely why it’s time to have a clearly articulated federal standard for reporting data breaches.As a citizen who can’t avoid using Google even if I wanted to, I deserve to know when my personal identity is at risk. And as a lawyer who advises organizations that have to often clean up the messes caused by data breaches,  it’s time to have clear rules of the road. Right now there is too big of a divergence between doing the right thing and what is legally required. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more